(multiplies, ~ing, multiplied)
When something multiplies or when you ~ it, it increases greatly in number or amount.
Such disputes multiplied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...
Her husband multiplied his demands on her time.
VERB: V, V n
When animals and insects ~, they increase in number by giving birth to large numbers of young.
These creatures can ~ quickly.
If you ~ one number by another, you add the first number to itself as many times as is indicated by the second number. For example 2 multiplied by 3 is equal to 6.
What do you get if you ~ six by nine?
...the remarkable ability to ~ huge numbers correctly without pen or paper.
VERB: V n by n, V pl-n